Plasma Physics in Astronomy and Cosmology
Author: Opher, R.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 256, Numbers 1-2, 1997 , pp. 37-50(14)
Abstract:We discuss some of the major areas in astronomy and cosmology where plasma physics is important: (1) origin of stars; (2) distortions of the microwave background radiation; (3) expansion rate of the Early Universe; (4) the magnetic fields and relativistic electrons in jets; (5) the collimation of jets; (6) the origin of stellar winds; (7) the origin of filaments and clouds not gravitationally bound; and (8) the origin of cosmic rays.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Instituto Astronômico e Geofísico, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Miguel Stéfano, 4200 CEP 04301-904, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Publication date: 1997-01-01